Creature Feature: Thresher Shark

If you’re a fish in the ocean, you need to watch out for the tail end of this top predator rather than their razor sharp teeth!

Creature Feature: “FireHawks”

Did you think fire manipulation was unique to humans? Not so! Read about Australian firehawks with apocryphal arsonist aptitudes…

Creature Feature: Sonoran desert toad

When one imagines amphibians (animals that live between land and water), damp, dim scenes of swamps and rainforest floors come to mind. These creatures, that can breathe through their skin and begin life swimming in form of fish-like tadpoles, must constantly have access to water to live. Given this, it’s hard to envision a frog…

Creature Feature: Naked mole-rat

As humans looking around the animal kingdom, we find that some animal “superpowers” are obvious: Birds can fly! Fish can breathe underwater! Lizards can change colors! But often, an animal’s most incredible feats are those that aren’t visible. Cue the naked mole-rat. The naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber), native to Eastern Africa, is a very atypical…